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BowlingSkills

PresentedByClintonKempnich
ValleyJuniorCoachingDirector
Level3CACoach
Generalissuesforseamandspin
Theapproach/runin,trytostay:
Smooth

Balanced

Economical

Rhythmical

Consistent

stayrelaxedandtrynottotenseup.
Angleofrunup
Quicks/mediums straightbutanglesand
positionswithinthecreasearecanbeusedto
effect.

Spinners(personalchoiceandstylebutbody
pivotandpositionneedtobeconsidered)
Tacticsandplans
Warmups
Direction wheretobowl?
Ballcare
Buildanover
Fieldsettings
JuniorFAQs
Hethrowsbutcannotgettheconceptof
bowling,whatdoIdo?

Thebowlerskipstwicebeforerelease?

Thebowlerbowls4goodballsand24ballsan
over,why?
Styles

San Cincinnati Reds,


Chapman 105 MPH
Not so perfect - quick but Perfect but unusual and (168KPH)
injured real quick , not injured.
160.58 km/h 180 KPH
anecdotal
Direction
Fronton
Sideon
Mixed
Allangles
Forcesatwork
Thefasterthebowlerrunsintothewicket,the
greatertheirphysicalconditioningneedstobe
towithstandthegroundreactionforces
(GRFs),inparticularlyatfrontfootcontact.
Thiscanbeanywherebetweenfivetoten
timesthebodyweight(BW)ofthebowlerfor
eachdelivery.
Spondylolysisisanoveruseinjurythateffectsthehardtissue
ofthelowerspine,specificallythelumbar.Asseeninthis
picture,thereisafractureintheboneofthelumbar,thus
meaningthatitisahardtissueinjury.
Action aspectstomonitor
Aimtokeepyourheadassteadyandlevelas
possible,lookingtowardsyourtarget.
Pullyourfrontarmdownandthroughthe
targetarea,makingsureyoucompletethe
deliverywithafullfollowthrough.
Frontarmisimportantasitgenerates
shoulderrotationthatallowsforamore
symmetricalactionandplaceslessstresson
thebowlingarm.
Keepitbasicandsimple

1 thing to work on good


2 things to work on OK
3 things to work on hard
4 things to work on you
have to be kidding. My brain
hurts.....

DailyTelegraph(London)
Seamers
Runup whatisnatural???
straighterlinesarebetter
Closedeyesrunupasaguideparticularlyfor13
yearoldsbowlingoff18metrerunups
Measurefromwheretowhere?
Repeatable
Seamersaction
Trytokeepeverythinginthesamedirection,towardsyour
target,keepyourhipsandshouldersparallel/inline,and
followthroughthedeliveryinthedirectionwhereyouintend
theballtogo.
Actionissues
Faultdetectionandtipstofix
Skippers
Poorangles
Laserlines
Headpositioning
Runup
Workloads
Gripsandoutcomes Seamers
BasicGrip

Variations
Foranoffcutter,arighthandedbowlerpullshisfingersdowntherightsideof
theball(fromhisviewpoint),inanactionsimilartobowlinganoffbreak,onlyathigher
speed.Thischangestheaxisofspintomakeitmorelikeanoffbreak,whichmakesthe
balldeviatetotherightwhenitbouncesonthepitch.
GripsSeamers
Thelegcuttergripwiththeseamvertical,
themiddlefingerisplacedalongtheseam
withtheindexfingerabouttwocentimetres
awayfromtheseam.Andtheballrests
betweenthethumbandthethirdfinger.
Atthepointofreleasingtheballthe index
andthemiddlefinger actuponthesideof
theballsothatthethumb passesround
undertheball,generatingspinonthecricket
ball.

SlowerBalls muchtrialanderrorbefore
everusinginagame,manyvariations......
Swing
Therearetwostockdeliveriesoftheswingbowlerwhichpertaintothe
gripandtheraisedseamoftheball:
Outswinger Toachieveanoutswinger,thebowlermustholdtheball
withtheroughsideplacedontheleftandgripitwithaverticalseamand
thefirsttwofingersoneithersideofit.Duringthedelivery,thebowler
thenanglestheseamslightlyleft.Theresultisthattheballswings
towardstheoffsideandawayfromtherighthandedbatsman(hencethe
alternativetermawayswinger).NewBallswillswing.
Inswinger Againaverticalseamisnecessarybutthefirsttwofingers
mustbeacrosstheseamanglingslightlytowardstheright(thelegsideto
arighthandedbatsman).Theseammustthenbeangledtowardstheright
beforerelease,givingtheballachancetomoveintotherighthanded
batsman(towardstheleg
Many variables may or may not affect swing outcome. Weather, ball
condition, seam height and of course grip and action.
OffSpin
With the traditional off-spin delivery, spin is
mainly imparted with the first finger dragging
down and across the seam (creating off-
spin).

Many other variations e.g. Funky Miller,


Bruce Yardley (spinning off the third finger)
what works works............
Offspinaction
Itisstillveryimportantforoffiestohavesmooth
actions.
Shorterfrontfootstrideatreleasemeansgreater
bodyheightandrotation thereforeallowingmore
sidespinratherthanthefingersdoingallthework
Frontarmstrengthandreachandpivotsoastodrive
throughthecreasewithenergy
LegSpin
Legbreak: Thelegbreakdeliveryiswheretheballspins
awayfromthelegside.Thisisthestockdeliveryofthe
legspinner,hencethename.Tobowlalegbreak,theball
shouldbeplacedinthepalmofthehandsorinthe
fingers.Theseamshouldrunacrossthefingers.When
bowlingtheball,thewristshouldrolloversotheballis
releasedfromthefrontofthehand.Whenrollingthe
wrists,thefingersshouldrollacrosstheballaswell,
providingextraspinfortheballtoturnonceitpitches.
Grips??
Ifthereisonefactorinspinbowlingwhichall
spinnersshouldacceptiftheywishtoperform
totheiroptimum,itistheconceptthattheball
shouldbespunhard.Notrolled,notgently
turned,butflicked,ripped,fizzed.

PeterPhilpott;TheArtofWristSpinBowling;2006;CrowoodPress;Wiltshire,England.
LegSpin
Tobowlagooglyorwrongun,insteadofreleasingtheball
fromthefrontofthehand,theballisreleasedfromtheback
ofthehand.Thespinappliedtotheballisclockwise,instead
ofthestandardlegbreakdeliverywhichhasanticlockwise
spin.
TopSpinner Thewristshouldfaceouttowardstheoffside.
Thiswristpositionmeansthatthefingersandwristimpart
overspinortopspinontheball,insteadoflegspin.Theball
thenloopsup,thendipsdownshorterthanwhatanormal
deliverywould,withahigherbounce.Theballgoesstraight
ontowardsthebatsmen,insteadofturning.
LegSpin
Encourageyoungbowlersasthisisthe
hardestaspectofcricket.
Donotexpectaccuracy,wicketsoreconomy
early.Justkeepthembowlingasmuchas
possible.Thinkaboutfieldsfortheleggie.
Encouragemostworktobedoneonthestock
ballthelegspinnerandnothardvariationsetc
Zooter
Variations

The toughest delivery of The hand is rotated/twisted anti-clockwise so that as the


arm comes over at it's vertical position so that the back
them all SK Warne of the hand is facing the batsman. Additionally in order
The ball is "squeezed" between the
to allow the ball to come off the 3rd finger with the flick
thumb and fingers in such a way
of the wrist the shoulder is dropped lower.
that it spins backwards and skids
Difficult to master quickly for most. More degrees off the
on low and fast with under-spin
vertical release makes this wrist position easier but with
after hitting the pitch.
less spin.